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Garland One Of Cavs 3 First Round Picks

With the 5th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Vanderbilt point guard, Darius Garland. 

The 6’3, 175 pound freshman played in only 5 games for the Commodores, but impressed by averaging 16.2ppg and shooting 53% overall from the field and an impressive 48% from 3-point country.

A torn meniscus in his left knee is the reason he was limited to just 5 games, but reports say he has recovered completely.

STRENGTHS:

Great handles

Wicked pull up J

Can create his own shot

NBA 3-point range

DNA, his father Winston played 7 years in the NBA

 

WEAKNESSES:

Poor defender

Trouble finishing at the rim in traffic

Not a high flyer

Must get stronger

Must improve passing and taking care of the ball

 

With their second pick in the first round the Cavs drafted Belmont small forward Dylan Windler with the 26th pick. The 6’8 Windler averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds a game as a senior for the Bruins and shot it at a 43% clip from long range, making 100 of 233 shots from beyond the arc this past season.

Belmont guard Dylan Windler (3) is defended by UCLA guard Kris Wilkes (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Cavaliers then made a trade with the Pistons for the 30th and final pick in the first round to acquire 6’6 shooting guard Kevin Porter Jr. from USC. KPJ averaged about 10ppg in his freshman season for the Trojans while shooting 41% from 3-point range. The Cavs reportedly gave up (4) future second round picks to select Porter Jr.

USC guard Kevin Porter Jr., center, goes up for a basket between Colorado guards Tyler Bey, left, and McKinley Wright IV during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

 

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